Finished, photographed and in the shop now; my new re-imagined “Real Eyes” Wolf mask, made of carved leather, with acrylic eyes you can actually see through.
There is clear but limited vision through the pupils of these eyes. There is a slight bit of reflection from the shine off the acrylic, and your peripheral vision is hindered, but otherwise it’s quite easy to see through…very much like any other traditional mask with “pinhole” eyes.
Available here: www.etsy.com/listing/167753076…
I love it when a plan comes together!
Most of the animal masks I've seen are left with a gap in the tear duct.
This is a great alternative!